Ecoviolence and the Law: Supranational Normative Foundation of Ecocrimeby Laura Westra
Pub. Date: 07/01/2004
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Exploring such acts of environmental violence as "ecocrimes," the author builds the case that the international law principles of jus cogens and erga omnes justify characterizing ecocrime as a "just crime" requiring action to curb their occurrence and punishment to deter them. The book discusses the obstacles that defining environmental assaults as/i>/i>… See more details below
Exploring such acts of environmental violence as "ecocrimes," the author builds the case that the international law principles of jus cogens and erga omnes justify characterizing ecocrime as a "just crime" requiring action to curb their occurrence and punishment to deter them. The book discusses the obstacles that defining environmental assaults as "ecocrimes" will face both in national and international circumstances. The author concludes by proposing the creation of an International Environmental Court that would adjudicate "ecocrime" issues. This forward thinking work will be of great interest to all involved in the human rights issues of environmental threats.
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Table of Contents
|Ch. 1||A paradigmatic case of institutionalized and legally sanctioned violence : the just war||3|
|Ch. 2||Institutionalized environmental violence and human rights : interpretation and analogy in the judicial process||51|
|Ch. 3||Institutionalized violence, civil disobedience in the national and international state system||97|
|Ch. 4||Responsibility and accountability for ecoviolence : the example of Walkerton||145|
|Ch. 5||The case for criminalizing ecoviolence : can it be done through Canadian national laws?||191|
|Ch. 6||From national to international environmental law||237|
|Ch. 7||Human rights violations and ecocrimes : possible examples of obligations Erga Omnes based on Jus Cogens norms||279|
|Ch. 8||From theory to practice||339|
|App. 1||The Earth Charter||413|
|App. 2||The International Law Commission on State Responsibility||421|
|App. 3||UNESCO resolution on the Earth Charter||423|
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